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Business 22 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Market to take time to digest Fed rate cut

Federal Reserve policy makers don't expect to know for days whether their Aug 17 discount-rate reduction will succeed at calming markets, Fed watchers say.

Business 22 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

South-East Asian market situation still volatile

South-East Asian markets closed modestly lower yesterday.

Business 21 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

US stocks end mostly higher amid relief of lack of news

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street closed mostly higher Monday as investors appeared relieved that more bad news didn't emerge about risky mortgages and shrinking credit markets. Investors seeking safety pressed into shorter-term Treasurys.

Business 21 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on Fed cut

Stock markets across the world, already sweating from a liquidity crunch in the US, breathed a sign of relief after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) cut its discount rate by 50 basis points.

Business 20 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Time for cash and capital

In a world of highly indebted hedge funds, cash and capital are sources of strength. In Malaysia, portfolio investment funds should be built through listed closed-end funds that do not face redemptions whenever there is public panic.

Business 20 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Asian markets rise Monday (updated)

Malaysian and other Asian markets rose Monday.

Business 18 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Another day of heartbreak for investors

There was no solace for heartbroken investors yesterday.

Business 18 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Dow surges on Fed discount rate cut

In a surprise move designed to assure banks of funding availability, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has cut its discount rate by 0.5 percentage point to 5.75%. However, the US central bank has held firm on its benchmark federal funds rate, maintaining its target at 5.25%.

Business 17 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Asia-Pac central banks keep tight watch

Asia-Pacific central banks and financial chiefs kept a tight watch on money markets and attempted to reassure investors yesterday as fears of a worsening global credit storm gripped the region.

Business 16 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian and Asian stocks fall Thursday

Malaysian and Asian share prices fell Thursday battered by persistent jitters over U.S. housing loan problems and their possible damage to global financial markets.